Hope Dies Last is Studs Terkel's inspiring new oral history of social action in America.
An alternative, more personal history of the "American century," Hope Dies Last forms a legacy of the indefatigable spirit that Studs has always embodied, and an inheritance for those who, by taking a stand, are making concrete the dreams of today.
Hope Dies Last: Keeping the Faith in Troubled Times
by Studs Terkel
Softcover: 360 pages
ISBN: 9781565849372, 156584937X
For Terkel, these interviews represent a change that has taken place in the last few years of uncertainty in America. From a doctor who teaches his young students compassion, to the now-retired brigadier general who flew the Enola Gay over Hiroshima, these interviews tell us much about the power of the American dream and the force of individuals who hope for a better world. Terkel's subjects express with grace and warmth their secret hopes and dreams, combining to tell an inspiring story of optimism and persistence that resonates with the eloquence of conviction.
"If you're looking for a reason to act and dream again, you'll find it in the pages of this book." - The Chicago Tribune
"Studs Terkel didn't invent the oral history, but as far as modern journalism is concerned, he might as well have." - Salon.com
"No journalist alive wields a tape recorder as effectively as Studs Terkel." - Newsweek
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